The Black Sea coast of Turkey, located in the north of the country and stretching from Istanbul to the border with Georgia, is famous for its beauty, an abundance of greenery, alpine lakes and glaciers. But of course, the main wealth of the region – the Black Sea – is a crossroads of the ancient world. From the Balkans in the west, Europe in the north, the Caucasus and Central Asia in the east, Asia Minor and Mesopotamia in the south, people constantly moved through the Black Sea for trade and war.
Some of the ancient sea ports of the Black Sea coast of Turkey are older than the Egyptian pyramids. Continue reading